Republicans Finally Grow A Pair

A group of House Republicans have stayed behind in Washington while Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have left town for the summer break. Despite the fact that the Congress is closed and the C-SPAN cameras have been shut off, they've stayed behind to debate bills aimed at drilling for more oil and bringing down gas prices. To top it off, they have officially asked President Bush to call a Special Session of Congress:

Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee (RSC), and Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN), former Chairman of RSC, today urged President Bush to call for a special session of Congress after the House adjourned without allowing a vote on comprehensive legislation to develop more American energy and help the millions of Americans currently feeling pain at the gas pump.


I'm not sure I have faith in Bush to do something this ballsy, but I wish he would. This is exactly what the Republicans need to be doing. It's a golden opportunity that's been handed to them by Reid and Pelosi.

UPDATE: A Gang of 10 in the Senate?

MORE: "The Guerilla Congress." See what a little moxie can do? Don't let up guys, don't let up!